When it comes to making stovetop popcorn, the possibilities of flavors are endless. Purchasing popcorn kernels is like purchasing a blank canvas, ready to be painted with simple ingredients to create exciting, new flavors. Unlike store-bought popcorn, popcorn kernels serve as a healthier and inexpensive alternative that takes as little as 10 minutes to prepare. They are prepared on the stovetop with oil and can then be customized to any flavoring of your choice.
How to pop unpopped kernels:
- With a large saucepan, pour 3 tablespoons of cooking oil.
- Add ⅓ cup of kernels, or enough to cover the bottom of the pan in one layer.
- Put on the lid and turn on medium heat.
- Gently shake the pan so the oil coats the kernels.
- Remove pan from heat when the popping stops.
An example for a sweet palate is cinnamon sugar popcorn. Cinnamon sugar popcorn requires sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, and crushed cinnamon cereal. For savory popcorn, you can opt for parmesan-rosemary popcorn, which requires grated parmesan, olive oil, salt, and finely-chopped rosemary.
*measurements can be adjusted to the amount of popcorn or flavor desired.